Dingus Natural Area               
A Natural History Preserve

A greatly underutilized area owned by KOS in east central Kansas, Linn County, is the Dingus Natural Area. This area is a wonderful reserve of approximately 160 acres that is rich with plants and animal life. The area is open to KOS members to enjoy whether it be birding, photography or simply walking through the area and enjoying the view. A good history of the Dingus Natural Area can be found in the September 1976 KOS Bulletin. Bill Busby also wrote a nice article on the Dingus property in the June 2005 Horned Lark (page 3).

Dingus Natural Area is located about 3/4 mile south and 3 miles west of Mound City. Specifically, the physical address is 12654 W 750th Road, Mound City, KS. Entering that address into your GPS unit may or may not actually get you there.
If you head southwest out of Mound City on Highway K-52, travel approximately 2.8 miles to Lewis Rd. Turn north on Lewis Rd and travel 1.3 miles until it turns left (west) and becomes 750th Rd. In about 3/4 of a mile you should hit the southeast corner of the property and the southwest corner of the property will be about another 1/4 mile further west, right before a jog in the road. The property is on the north side of 750th Rd and is denoted by the above sign.

List of birds seen at the Dingus Natural Area

Following the map are several photos of the Dingus property (and several KOS members) taken on a recent autumn day!

Below is a map showing the location of the Dingus property.